News Wrap 01Good morning everyone. Can you feel it? No, not the sense of impending doom, but the sheer excitement for the weekend.

Games

The Destiny beta is now seemingly open to everyone. As long as you have a PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and an applicable PSN/Xbox Live account you can now access the beta without a code. [More…]

2K Games may be hinting at the return of BioShock if this teaser image on Twitter is anything to go by.

The Last of Us Remastered will be getting a Photo Mode according to a tweet by Naughty Dog. More details will be coming soon.

Pure Pool has been dated for release. The game will be available for PS4 on 29 July in Europe and 30 July for PC.

Trials Fusion has sold more than one million units in three months across PC, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360. Alongside that news, a new free update has been released allowing you to build your own Supercross tracks for local multiplayer, and there are improvements to Tournaments, Track Central and the Track Editor.

Disney Infinity 2.0Marvel Super Heroes’ will be released on 23 September. [More…

Sonic Boom will be out on the 3DS on 11 November and on the Wii U in the US on 18 November with the release date for the rest of the world to be announced soon.

Consoles & Hardware

Next week, the PS4 gets update 1.75 which will add 3D Blu-ray film support. Yay! Now we can start watching TV with dorky 3D glasses. [via Twitter]

According to preview testers, the August update for the Xbox One changes the boot screen. [More…]

The Steam Controller has been revised and seen the addition of an analogue stick. [More…]

New versions of the Oculus Rift dev kit have started shipping, however, Oculus does not expect to fulfill all orders this month due to a strong demand for the VR headset. [More…]

Industry

Sony has agreed to give $15 million worth of digital content – including free games, PSN themes and PS Plus subscriptions – to those affected by the PlayStation Network data breach in 2011. However, it looks like it’s the US only. Boo. [More…]

Twitch has launched ‘Host Mode’ which allows channel operators to embed streams from other users to allow continuous broadcasting rather than only when the streamer is online. [More…]

A report suggests that Google will be buying Twitch for $1 billion.

UK retailer GAME will be launching digital sales of PS Vita titles today from as little as £3.99 for some of the 20 titles available at launch.

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

Get behind the scenes with Far Cry 4.

A ‘Sins’ trailer for Lords of the Fallen. You can also find out more about the Limited Edition of the game here.

http://youtu.be/tRViNBu0kos

Trine Enchanted Edition – a remake of the original using the Trine 2 engine – is now available for PC and will be heading to the PS4 and Wii U.

The future of Unreal Tournament. Or something.

Hyrule Warriors features trailer.

The first footage from Halo: Nightfall. [More…]